During your stay

During your stay

After you have arrived at the institute and already settled down a bit, there are some things we would like to draw your attention to: German classes, career & family offerings and more…

Learning German

The MPI-IE offers regular German courses for their staff. There are several opportunities at various public and private institutions that offer different courses for all levels. 

The institute offers regular in-house German courses for their staff. But there are also other options with special advantages and discounts for MPI staff to learn German. more

Work & Family

Not travelling alone? No problem. Your nearest and dearest are welcome. And we will do everything we can to make them feel at home: in Germany you will find family-oriented regulations that allow your spouse or partner to join you and work here, essential facilities such as nurseries and schools, as well as financial and legal support for you and your family.

The Max Planck Society and the MPI-IE operates a family-conscious human resources policy. We offer many benefits to reconcile work and family life, such as a parent-child room, nursing room, and pregnancy lab, family services, and childcare subsidies for infants. more

Career Opportunities

The advancement of young scientists and the facilitation of attractive career paths for all employees is a major concern of the MPI-IE. Various offerings by the Planck Academy, dedicated programs for junior researchers and on-site events 

Coaching, mentoring, & seminars and training programs… the MPI-IE and the MPG offers many different ways to advance your career. more

Networks & Communities

There are several strong networks at the MPI-IE and within the Max Planck Society to support exchange and communication. Among them are the PhD and the Postdoc Community.

An overview of the most important networks & communities at the Institute and within the Max Planck Society more

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